Simplified Bandsaw Jig

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Simplified Bandsaw Jig

Post by gpraceman » Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:18 pm

While my other jig has been handy, I did also make up this simpler jig, which is easier to work with. It has been used at many workshops and has proved to be useful. I certainly don't want anyone leaving a workshop with a finger in a baggie with ice. :eek: So, I do require that one of my jigs be used when cutting car bodies.

It was made from some scrap wood, 1/4" MDF for use as spoil boards, a couple of cabinet knobs and 3 screws. If anyone wants a drawing on this, I can gin one up.

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Re: Simplified Bandsaw Jig

Post by mclewis_13 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:41 am

Love this. I am not a wood worker but it looks like something I could actually make. Plans appreciated.



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Re: Simplified Bandsaw Jig

Post by gpraceman » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:47 pm

mclewis_13 wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:41 am
Love this. I am not a wood worker but it looks like something I could actually make. Plans appreciated.
Here you go. I made it out of some scrap 3/4" material plus some 1/4" MDF for the "spoil boards".

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Re: Simplified Bandsaw Jig

Post by Eagle » Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:55 pm

Any chance you have or could shoot a video of this being used?
Is the block clamped to the jig?
glued to the jig?
floating free?



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Re: Simplified Bandsaw Jig

Post by gpraceman » Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:05 pm

Eagle wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:55 pm
Any chance you have or could shoot a video of this being used?
Is the block clamped to the jig?
glued to the jig?
floating free?
Sorry, I don't have a video. It is a simple pusher, so the block is not clamped to it. You could make a loop of duct tape to help hold it to the jig.


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Re: Simplified Bandsaw Jig

Post by gpraceman » Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:15 pm

Here's a little more complex of a jig that I created to try to hold the block. Doesn't work quite the way I would like it to, though. Could use a better clamping means

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